- Ogilvie Schools
- University of Minnesota – Morris: Bacehlor of Arts in Psychology and Liberal Arts for the Human Services, Minor in Sociology
- Edgewood College: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Experience: I have worked within the mental health field for many years, including working with young children on the autism spectrum and working within group homes. I have provided therapeutic services in-home, in schools, and in an outpatient setting since 2018. Through Lighthouse, I work with students who have IEPs and can collaborate with school staff to incorporate mental health needs. I consistently work with parents and caregivers, county mental health workers, and educators. I have provided trainings towards educators in the school setting. I have also provided a training in decolonizing therapy practices for other practitioners.
Special Interests: I locate myself in my identity as a Native (Native American) therapist, and utilize this perspective within my own therapeutic practice. I specialize in treating trauma and mood disorders. The therapeutic process that I enjoy participating in is assisting clients in processing, identifying, and finding meaning within their identities and varied experiences in life. I also enjoy working within family systems. I enjoy the perspective of a systems outlook of looking at the big picture and identifying the themes that come up within family systems (or other systems) that impact an individual or unit. I often work with youth of all ages, as well as adults. I am trained in DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), and often use these skills throughout the therapy process. I like to use various modalities (i.e. movement, art, narration, mindfulness, talk therapy, etc.) to engage in processing and reflecting on life experiences.
A Fun Fact About Me: I like to foster dogs until they find there fur-ever homes (I also love to make puns!), as well as enjoy the summer sunshine and just being in nature. I also enjoy crocheting.